George Whipple also known as George the Grocer  is a fictional supermarket manager featured in television commercials , radio , and print advertisements that ran in the United States and Canada from to for Charmin toilet paper. The first commercial featuring Mr. Whipple set the tone of the advertising campaign, which Advertising Age designated as among the top campaigns of the 20th century. Whipple" was played by Dick Wilson born Riccardo DiGuglielmo in in England ,  a character actor who also appeared in many TV sitcoms during the s and s. Between and , Wilson appeared as Whipple in more than commercials for Charmin.
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The s was a most fertile time for clever ad jingles and unforgettable slogans. From "Flick My Bic" to "Bet 'cha can't eat just one," these are the classic commercials that excited American consumers thirty years ago. Ultra Ban Ban Deodorant for men, which came in a vaguely phallic bottle, launched this aggressively phallic product design in Retail price of a can of Ultra Ban in - about 69 cents. The laugh you got from seeing this barely disguised dildo in your friend's bathroom - priceless. Miller Lite "Everything you ever wanted in a beer. And less.
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I beg pardon in advance, if I offend any devoted fans of the following obnoxious commercials. I understand that we all have diverse tastes in entertainment, and that material that makes one person laugh will make another person throw the TV out of the window. Television commercials are one of those inconveniences in our lives that we have become so accustomed to, we even start liking some of them. I know I do. I have some favorites that make me smile.
The short answer? Like most other things these days, you can pretty easily find the names of actors in TV commercials through a simple online search. In particular, there are several websites and online resources that specialize in this kind of search. Photo Courtesy: Progressive via YouTube.